10/10/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The dynamic, hot-wired frontman for the legendary J. Geils Band returns to The Egg for another night of rollickin’ rhythm & blues, rock and soul. 8pm. $38.50. GO HERE to read a new interview…

MUSIC: Dr. Dog @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The Philly pop-rockers roll into the MASS MoCA in support of their first live album, Live at the Flamingo Hotel. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Lucinda Williams @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The three-time Grammy Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter makes her Mahaiwe debut in support of one of her strongest albums yet, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. With Buick 6. 8pm. $35, $60 & $85. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. Day Two of the three-day fest features Anders Parker, Corey Glover, the Bongos, And the Kids, Tica Douglas, Elijah Wolf, Nicole Atkins, Adrien Reju, Connor Kennedy & Minstrel, Decora, Twin Guns, Prince Rama and lots more. 9am. Pay-what-you-can. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: JIMMYTHON: In honor of Christian Helou @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. A fundraiser for Albany police officer Jimmy Helou, whose three-year-old son Christian has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Hunter’s Syndrome. At 4pm, the Charlie Watts Riots take the stage. 2pm.

MUSIC: Seldom Scene @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Led by banjoman/founding member Ben Eldridge, the Washington, DC-based band remains one of bluegrass music’s very best practitioners. With Max Wareham & the Morning Bugle. 7pm. $25.

THEATER: “Grinder’s Stand” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts offers Oakley Hall III’s play about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Meriwether Lewis (of the Lewis & Clark expedition). Directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through October 18.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Woodstock band of vet allstars – Professor Louie (The Band), Miss Marie (Levon Helm), Gary Burke (Bob Dylan), Frank Campbell (Levon Helm) and John Platania (Van Morrison) – serve up an evening of rompin’, stompin’ roots-rock, sweet ballads and roadhouse blues. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: Clutch @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The hard-prog band lands in Clifton Park in support of their new album, Psychic Warfare.
With Corrosion of Conformity and the Shrine. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Linear North @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The psych-garage band celebrates their 100th gig with a cassette EP release party for Mine Is Yesterday, I Know Tomorrow. Yes, I said cassette. With Mod Fiction and Sun Voyager. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s ASO’s season opener with guest pianist Emmanuel Ax joining in on Mozart’s piano concerto No. 14 in E-Flat Major and Franck’s Symphonic Variations. 7pm. $45, $65 & $85.

MUSIC: Super 400 @ Brunswick Barbecue & Brew, Troy. With the Kim Buckley Band. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: MaryLeigh Roohan @ Mother’s Wine Emporium at the RPI Student Union, Troy. In support of her new EP, Living Alone. With Better by Morning. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: North Sea Gas @ Celtic Hall, Albany. Folk trio from Scotland. $20.

COMEDY: Owen Benjamin @ The Linda, Albany. The Oswego native has performed his unique stand-up sets on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Comedy Central Presents: Owen Benjamin.” His first hour-long special “High Five Till It Hurts” premiered on Comedy Central last year. With Greg Aidala. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Spencer Day @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The jazz singer previews selections from his upcoming album, Angel City. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: I, Synthesist @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Man Woman Machine, Transdusk and the Long Losts. 8pm

THEATER: “4000 Miles” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning odd couple dramatic comedy kicks off the 2015-16 season at Cap Rep. He’s a millennial, 21, a ball of energy and contradictions still taking shape with every word he utters. She’s his grandmother, a Greenwich Village lefty, 70 years his senior, and cut from even older cloth, wise enough to know when to hold her tongue. Directed by Stephen Nachamie. 3 & 8pm. $20-$50.

MUSIC: Superhuman Happiness @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In support of their new album, Escape Velocity. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm. 

MUSIC: Javelin @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The art/music endeavor of cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk. With Blue Museum. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Homecoming” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Written by Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter, it’s a knotty, classic piece of theater, directed by Eric Hill. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 25.

MUSIC: Ben Escoe @ the Low Beat, Albany. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Acceptable Exceptions @ the Low Beat, Albany. A happy hour happening. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

FILM: “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. This documentary examines Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical processes via a cinematic journey through his studio estate in the south of France. Art historian Michael Lewis excavates some of the obscure pieces of iconography from Kiefer’s “Chlebnikov” painting series, in a post-film talk and tour of our Kiefer gallery. 2pm. $7.

MUSIC: Maurizio @ Beer Wine Pizza, Saratoga Springs. Showcasing selections from his new album, Before the Crowd. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Roman Rabinovich @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. A solo piano recital featuring the works of Hayden, Schumann and Beethoven. 7pm. $25.

THEATER: “Proof” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the award-winning drama by David Auburn, directed by Sky Vogel, and produced by Joan Fuess. The play centers around the daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased), who tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. 8pm. $18; $10 if under age 18. Through October 11.

MUSIC: Teen Idols of Rock ‘n’ Roll @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. A tribute to the Teen Idol era of the early ’60s – Gene Pitney, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, Del Shannon, Paul Anka, Roy Orbison, Leslie Gore, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, Lulu and Cher. 2pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Jersey Seasons @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Gavan Rousseau leads the Four Seasons tribute band. With the Best of Doo-Wop.7pm. $35.

READINGS: “Volume” @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Readings by Melissa Febos, Mark Allen and Christopher T. Funkhouser. Followed by a short set from DJ Andy French. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Other Guys @ Valatie Community Theater, Valatie. The all-male a cappella group from the College of Saint Rose performs a variety of musical styles from contemporary pop to rock to jazz. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: Confetti Fest 11 @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage presents plays – “Nailing It” by Mark Dalton; “The Seven Deadlies” by Amy Sarah LaMena; “String Game” by Katherine Ambrosio; “Goodnight Lizzie” by Celina Pulenskey; “Stars” by Lydia Nightingale; and “The Play About Your Shoulder” by Alex Hovet. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through October 11.

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